I really love this. The interpretation of the character really shines; even if some of the more literal aspects of him are absent, they're represented in other ways - the collar represents the wings, the band on the had represents the horns, the scarf/belt represents the tail. The mismatched shoes are great, and the one colored contact adds a nice touch of chaos.
As someone who is planning a Discord cosplay for BronyCon and is overwhelmed by all of the possibilities, this is truly wonderful as well as a great help.
Also, I'm SO glad you went with black hair - so many cosplayers go with silver or white and I can't quite figure out why. I supposed it was to represent his eyebrows, but these same people would still have the white eyebrows and it just irks me xD
I really wanted to push the human aspect with this outfit and I had a lot of fun doing it. I have an updated version that I put colored wefts in my hair as the horns instead of the hat as well.
I wish you luck in your costume designing!!!
I believe it is because he has grey fur, but yeah, he has a black mane. I actually want a new wig that is grey with a black mohawk.
I actually want to update most of the outfit. Make it a little more Midevilesque to fit in with the theme many people do with Princess Celestia and Luna, and since he first came to them so long ago. I also want to make real wings and horns mainly because I just want to make them XD But I want to make them more realistic than what people normally do with the foam wings and such.
You're very welcome. I really do admire the design choices, they're all very good and extremely creative.
My Discord cosplay is going to have the wings for sure, just because my first cosplay (Fluttershy) had wings and, while they were very labor-intensive, I got lots of compliments on them and the ears I made (they're actually pictured in my profile pic!) and I would love to implement them with Discord. Still kind of debating on what to make the bat wing out of (I kind of want something slightly shimmery to give the illusion of leathery skin), but I can probably use the same pattern for the pegasus wing (I made mine out of fabric I got at Walmart, I don't know what type it was, just that it felt soft[and I know it wasn't Minky because it was inexpensive]).
A lot of cosplayers I've seen who do wings have said they used a cardboard base and glued feathers to it. Sounds kind of easy, but it also sounds like the non-effort would show.
Thank you, I'm really nervous about my costume because, as I said, there are just so many possibilities >.<
I quickly went and looked at your pics and they are great! I would suggest pleather. The best way to get that leathery look without spending an arm and a leg. A more expensive way would be to cover fabric in liquid latex. One of my friends did this for her wings and they look amazing!